Hobart Crime Statistics for 2019

These statistics are generated from data that has been gathered from the Magistrates Court of Tasmania page. Some important warnings and disclaimers on this data include:

  • Statistics are grouped by matter year so early in the year the list may be empty because all court appearances to date have related to matters from previous years. Likewise previous years' statistics may change when a matter is brought before the courts for the first time.
  • These are matters referred to the courts and in many cases the parties will have been found not guilty or the charges dismissed.
  • Accuracy and completeness of the data is not guaranteed and it has been provided strictly for personal entertainment purposes only.
  • Some data will be skewed by legislative changes. For example failure to pay a Tasmanian driving infringement on time used to automatically proceed to a court summons whereas now that will only occur if someone indicates they wish to contest the charges.
  • Some charges have different descriptions but describe the same offence, for example "Breach of bail" and "Breach of bail conditions".
  • The list only includes charges with more than one count in the selected period to exclude some that appear to be typograhical errors.
Charge Description Total Counts
Stealing 1517
Breach of bail conditions 1307
Common Assault 1052
Breach of Police Family Violence Order 1048
Breach of bail 1010
Drive whilst not the holder of a driver licence 918
Breach of Family Violence Order 876
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your oral fluid 874
Drive a motor vehicle while exceeding prescribed alcohol limit 777
Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 769
Computer Related Fraud 527
Fail to Appear 475
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 471
Possess a controlled drug. (minor offence) 468
Use unregistered motor vehicle 463
Contravene conditions of a Notice 392
Drive whilst disqualified (Road Safety (Alcohol & Drugs) Act 1970) 347
Drive whilst driver licence suspended 300
Use a computer with intent to defraud 292
Using a motor vehicle with no premium cover 284
Possess thing used for administration of controlled drug. (minor offence) 254
Burglary 251
Destroy Property 248
Drive while disqualified (Vehicle and Traffic Act) 248
Breach of Nationally Recognised Domestic Violence Order 245
Drive a motor vehicle whilst a prescribed illicit drug is present in your blood 220
Unlawfully possess dangerous article in a public place 207
Unlawful possession of property 207
Fail to comply with a direction of a police officer 204
Application to Court to have a conviction set aside or total penalty varied 201
Breach of Restraint Order 199
Restricted Licence Application 198
Exceed Speed Limit - (Speed Limit sign) 195
Person Mentioned in section 6(3) 188
Resist a Police Officer 180
Disorderly Conduct 180
Use abusive language to Police Officer 149
Dishonestly acquiring a financial advantage 148
Injure Property 140
Breach of bail requirements 131
Use a controlled drug. (minor offence) 127
Uninsured 126
Motor Vehicle Stealing 117
Application for Family Violence Order 111
Trespass - (Premises) 107
Assault a Police Officer 104
Using controlled plants or its products 100
Aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 99
Application - App to Vary Bail 89
Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 87
Possess ammunition when not the holder of the appropriate firearm licence 85
Assault 72
Possess restricted substance 67
Learner driver driving unaccompanied by licenced driver 65
Selling controlled drug. (minor offence) 64
Breach of Interim Restraint Order 63
Failure to comply with a court order 61
Fail to have proper control of vehicle 58
Application - Restraint Order 57
Mark Graffiti 55
Application - DTO review 54
Application - Breach of Suspended Sentence 52
Trespass - (Land) 51
Trespass - (Building) 50
Selling controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 50
Threaten Police Officer 50
Evading Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 50
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 49
Application for Bail 49
Attempt to Breach of Interim Family Violence Order 48
Sell liquor except as authorized 48
Application - Review Deferred Sentence 45
Evade Police (Aggravated Circumstances) 45
Wilfully Obstruct a Police Officer 45
Possess opened or unsealed container of liquor in public street 45
Refuse to state name and address 38
Driver not holding Australian driver licence, foreign driver licence, international driving permit with alcohol in body 38
Possess a firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 36
Operate vehicle in public place in an unnecessary execution of speed, acceleration or loss of traction 34
Exceed speed-limit in a built up area 34
In possession of stolen property 33
Attempt to Breach of Family Violence Order 32
Possess an unregistered firearm 30
Indecent Assault 30
Trafficking in controlled substance. (major offence) 29
Use hand-held mobile phone 29
Dishonestly alter or display a plate in a way calculated to deceive 29
Forge a prescription. (minor offence) 29
Failure to comply with a notice to furnish a taxation return 27
Make off without payment 26
State false name and address 25
Attempted computer related fraud 25
Reckless driving 24
Evading Police 24
Utter a prescription knowing it to be forged or unlawfully altered. (minor offence) 24
Application for Correction of Sentence 23
Drive without due care and attention 23
Attempted Stealing 23
Wounding 23
Evade Police 23
Application - Proceedings following preliminary proceedings order by Supreme Court 23
Fail to take all precautions to ensure safekeeping of firearm 22
Possess an implement or instrument with intent to commit a crime or an offence 22
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of firearms requirements 21
Fail to comply with the duties of a driver involved in a crash - (civilian parties) 21
Dangerous driving 21
Fail to comply with conditions of a driver licence 21
Behave in a violent manner 21
Application to vary FVO 21
Aggravated assault 21
Unlawfully carry dangerous article in a public place 21
State false name 20
Forge a prescription. (minor offence) 20
Fail to wear seat belt - (Driver) 19
Obtaining goods by false pretences 19
Disobey red traffic light 19
Supplying controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 19
Receiving stolen property 18
Rape 18
Fail to display "L" plate so as to be clearly visable 18
Unlawfully bring unauthorised articles into a prison 18
Dealing with proceeds of crime 17
Failure to comply with a requirement to give an approved form to the Commissioner 17
Disturb the public peace 17
Fail to leave licensed premises when required by a Police Officer 17
Drive a vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor 17
Driver holding learner licence, a provisional licence or an equivalent licence with alcohol in body 17
Drive under the influence of intoxicating liquor 16
Ride motor bike when not wearing helmet 16
False name 16
Prohibited Behaviour 16
Attempt to Breach Police Family Violence Order 16
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of ammunition requirements 15
Cruelty to Animals 15
Fail to leave licensed premises when required by licensee 15
Attempted burglary 15
Commit a Nuisance 14
Possess shortened firearm 14
Negligent Driving 14
Return to Licensed Premises 14
Dishonestly alter or display a document in a way calculated to deceive 14
Exceed speed limit not in a built up area 13
Fail to state source of supply 13
Driver involved in crash and failing to stop 13
Escape 13
Attempted motor vehicle stealing 13
Constitutional Flight Offence - using information to obtain air passenger ticket 13
Unlawfully bring unauthorised thing into a prison 12
Operate vehicle in a public place making unnecessary/unreasonable noise 12
Assault public officer 12
Fail to drive at safe distance behind another vehicle 12
Forgery 12
Uttering 11
Give particulars likely to mislead 11
Possess silencer 11
Attempting to dishonestly acquire a financial advantage 11
Utter Counterfeit Money 11
Possess graffiti equipment in a public place 11
Fail to comply with a Community Protection Order 11
Possess a prohibited firearm to which a firearms licence may not be issued 10
Fail to comply with reporting obligations (General) 10
Application for return of bail money 10
Manipulate computer data with intent to defraud 10
Use vehicle whilst registration suspended 10
Application - Disposal of Property 10
Trafficking in controlled substance 10
Drive under the influence of a drug 10
Driver convicted of 3 or more offences within a 10 year period with alcohol in body 10
Pervert Justice 9
Application - Breach of Community Service Order 9
Cross continuous line on multi-lane road 9
Driver failing to ensure passenger wear seat belt 9
Possess firearm part 9
Stalking 9
Permit Passenger Aged 4 years but under 7 years of age to be unrestrained - (Suitable Child Restraint/Booster Seat) 9
Possession of stolen firearms 9
Permit persons to enter licensed premises outside authorized hours 9
Application to Cancel a Community Correction Order 8
Oral Application for Family Violence Order 8
Light a fire on day of total fire ban 8
Aggravated Cruelty to animals likely to result in death, deformity or serious disablement 8
Fail to take all precautions to ensure safekeeping of ammunition 8
Fail to take all precautions to ensure the safekeeping of firearm and ammunition 8
Obtain financial advantage from a Commonwealth entity 8
Overtake when unsafe to do so 8
Consume liquor in a public street 8
Refuse Breath Analysis 8
Unlawfully tamper or interfere with motor vehicle 8
Supplying controlled drug. (minor offence) 8
Recklessly discharge a firearm 8
Possess loaded firearm in a vehicle in a public place 8
Communicating with intent to procure person under 17 years to engage in an unlawful sexual act 7
Cultivating controlled plant for sale. (major offence) 7
Application - Oral Breach of Suspended Sentence 7
Fail to wear approved bicycle helmet 7
Exceed Speed In Speed Limited Area 7
Arson 7
Assault with indecent intent 7
Light a fire to clear land during permit period when not under authority of permit 7
Use vehicle in contravention of vehicle standards - tyre tread requirements 7
Use vehicle on public street when number plate/s not affixed and displayed as required 7
Attempted aggravated burglary. (Dwelling) 7
Application to Breach a Community Correction Order 7
Use a Carriage Service to menace, harass or cause offence 7
Refuse oral fluid test 7
Unlawfully setting fire to property 7
Fail to give name and address 6
Disobey Red Traffic Arrow 6
Stealing Firearm or Firearm Part 6
Fraud 6
Hinder Conveyance 6
Reverse a vehicle when unsafe to do so 6
Disobey yellow traffic light - (Stop Line) 6
Armed Robbery 6
Loiter for unlawful purpose 6
Breach a condition of a restricted driver licence 6
Resisting a Police Officer 6
Emotional abuse or intimidation 6
Fail to comply with conditions of Australian driver licence 6
Drive at night without headlights 5
Maintain sexual relationship with young person 5
Application for Compensation Order 5
Fail to keep left of dividing line 5
Trespass - (Vehicle) 5
Secrete within the curtilage of a dwelling house 5
Fail to give way to oncoming vehicle at uncontrolled intersection 5
Possess a laser pointer in a public place 5
Vehicle remaining parked in a metered parking space without the meter running 5
Application - Forfeiture of Vehicle 5
Provide false information as to name, date of birth and address 5
Authorised nurse practitioner prescribing restricted substance without authority 5
Driver of a vehicle holding a drivers licence which requires that no alcohol be present in body 5
Contravene conditions of an environmental protection notice 5
Refuse to submit to the taking of blood (Oral Fluid Test) 5
Possess firearm or firearm part in contravention of a firearms prohibition order 4
Aggravated carjacking 4
Conveying a firearm contrary to the prescribed safety requirements 4
Application - Drug Treatment Order Referred (Supreme Court) 4
Application - Home Detention Order 4
Parking for longer than permitted 4
Breach of quiet enjoyment 4
Possess any form of specially protected wildlife or specially protected wildlife product without a permit 4
Dishonestly obtaining a gain from another person 4
The owner of a building where building work, plumbing work or demolition work is being performed must ensure that the work complies with 4
Act in a violent, quarrelsome or disorderly manner on licensed premises 4
Giving false information 4
Take any form of partly protected wildlife without a licence of permit 4
Fail to immediately replace undersize abalone 4
Fail to display "P-plate" so as to be clearly visible 4
Dishonestly use a number plate to create false impression that the vehicle was registered 4
Drive whilst disqualified 4
Unlawful setting fire to property 4
Fail to wear seat belt- (Driver) 4
Application to set aside conviction and penalty 4
Recklessly discharge missile to the danger of another person 4
Possess a crossbow 4
False report to Police 4
Obtaining a financial advantage 4
Recklessly throw missile to the danger of another person 4
Fail To Comply With Duties of a Driver Involved In a Crash (To A Police Officer) 4
Fail to ensure minimum safety equipment carried on boat 4
Indecent act with a young person under 17 years 4
Attempting to escape 4
Fail to drive completely within a marked lane 4
Fail to comply with driver demand (owner/operator) 4
Drive under the influence of intoxicating liquor and a drug 4
Fail to give left change of direction signal 4
Assaulting a Police Officer 4
Interfere with driver's control of vehicle 4
Assault upon a Pregnant Woman 4
Possession of child exploitation material 4
Possess bestiality product 4
Discharge a firearm within 250 metres of a dwelling house 4
Possess loaded firearm in public when not the holder of a firearm licence 4
Application - Disposal of surrendered or seized firearms 4
Drive a vehicle under the influence of a drug 3
Cause unlawful environmental nuisance by noise emission 3
Instigate the commission of a simple offence (Breach of Interim Family Violence Order) 3
Causing grievous bodily harm 3
Disobey Give way sign 3
Fail to give right change of direction signal 3
Disobey "no right turn sign" at intersection 3
Attempted Aggravated Armed Robbery 3
Aggravated Armed Robbery 3
Robbery 3
Trespass 3
Application - Evidence to be taken by audio or audio visual link 3
Being the owner of a dog which attacks a person 3
Use unregistered trailer 3
Application to revoke FVO 3
Supply tobacco product to a child 3
Unlawfully apply found property to your own use 3
Use a Carriage Service to Menace Another Person 3
Being the owner of a dog at large 3
Possess wildlife taken contrary to regulations 3
Deposit litter in or on a public place 3
Attempt to obtain goods by false pretences 3
Intimidate Police Officer 3
Take a form of partly protected wildlife during closed season 3
Possess controlled plant or its products. (minor offence) 3
Exceed speed-limit in school-zone 3
Wilfully Obstructing a Police Officer 3
Fail to comply with a notice of demand 3
Possess detachable magazine 3
Use Abusive language to a public officer 3
Having care of animal and using management method likely to cause unreasonable pain or suffering 3
Trespass - (Structure) 3
Cultivating controlled plant. (minor offence) 3
Making a false statutory declaration and false statements 3
Application to revoke PFVO 3
Fail to display "L" plate so as to be clearly visible 3
Operate a Motor Vehicle or Motor Vessel within 500 Metres of Domestic Premises 3
Take any product of a form of partly protected wildlife during closed season 3
Being the owner of a dog which attacks person/animal (serious injury) 3
Application - App to Vary Police Bail 3
Application - Oral Breach of Undertaking 3
Possess undersize abalone in the Southern area 3
Possess firearm in contravention of firearms prohibition order 3
Application on courts own motion to vary or rescind sentence 3
Fail or Refuse to provide name or address 3
Application - Appeal against excessive drink-driving notice 3
Loitering near children 3
Breach of Family Violence Order, Police Family Violence Order or Interim Family Violence Order 3
Operate non-commercial vessel with more than permitted concentration of alcohol in breath or blood 3
Fail requirement to undergo a breath test 3
Fail a requirement to undergo an oral fluid test or oral fluid analysis 3
Fail to comply with a direction to submit to an Oral Fluid Analysis 3
Breach of a condition of a permit imposed by a planning authority 3
Passenger vehicle unreasonably disrupt the lawful movement of traffic 3
Stand or park a taxi on a public street outside authorised purpose 3
Constitutional flight offence - taking a flight using an air passenger ticket 3
Operate a motor vehicle or motor vessel within 500 metres of residential premises 3
Trespass on land in possession of a firearm 3
Remain in the vicinity of Licensed Premises 3
Application to Breach a Home Detention Order 3
Application to Review a Community Correction Order 3
Application - Unfavourable witness 2
Substantial risk breach of dimension requirements applying to a heavy vehicle 2
Aggravated Evade Police 2
Take rock lobster in State waters without authority 2
Failure to comply with a building order 2
Fail to comply with reporting obligations (Personal Details) 2
Taking protected wildlife without a permit 2
Learner Licence Holder Driving a Motorcycle Carrying Another Person 2
Possession of a firearm with identification marks altered or defaced 2
Exceed 100 kilometres per hour as a provisional licence holder 2
Cause material environment harm by polluting environment 2
Intentionaly or recklessly direct a laser beam at any person, animal or vehicle 2
A person must not take, buy, sell or be in possession of a male rock lobster that has a carapace shorter than 110 millimetres 2
A person must not take, buy, sell or be in possession of a female rock lobster that has a carapace shorter than 105 millimetres 2
Application - Cancellation of excessive drink-driving notice 2
Take vessel without consent 2
Failure to attend as witness 2
Dog that is not under effective control of person on private premises, or not under effective control of person in public place, rushing at or chasing person 2
Import Tier 2 Goods 2
Disobey any instructions on or with the sign, meter, ticket or ticket-vending machine 2
Vehicle remaining parked in a metered parking space for longer than the period notified on the meter 2
Make false statement in an application 2
Take any form of specially protected wildlife or specially protected wildlife product without a permit 2
Refuse requirement to undergo a breath test 2
Fail to comply with prescribed storage of firearms and ammunition requirements 2
Failure to comply with a plumbing order 2
Fail To Comply With Requirement For Taking of Blood (Oral Fluid Test) 2
Disobey traffic lane arrows in marked lane at intersection - (Single direction) 2
Fail to give way when entering a road from a road related area 2
Disobey "No Entry" Sign 2
Driver fail to produce driver licence, carried by you, for inspection forthwith 2
Display light or reflector in contravention of vehicle standards 2
Application for return of Confiscated Motor Vehicle 2
Permit use of Firearm Without Authority 2
Make/reproduce child exploitation material 2
Theft of mail-receptacles, articles or postal messages 2
Failure to comply with Health & Safety duty Category 2 2
Unreasonably obstruct path of a driver 2
Permit passenger aged 4 years but under 7 years to be in front seat of a vehicle when the rear seats were not occupied 2
Carry a firearm with intent to commit a crime 2
Fail to apply parking brake (hand brake) effectively 2
Reverse a vehicle further than is reasonable to do so 2
Possess body armour without permit 2
Permit Passenger Aged 7 Years But Under 16 Years To Be Unrestrained (No Seat Belt) 2
Accessing child exploitation material 2
Being the owner of a dog which attacks person/animal (not serious) 2
Possess a prohibited firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 2
Oral Application for Costs 2
Fail to ensure mandatory safety equipment carried on boat 2
Involving person under 18 years in production of child exploitation material 2
Taking or concealing of mail-receptacles, articles or postal messages 2
Attempted uttering 2
Oral Application for forfeiture of firearm 2
Fail to obey road markings when making right turn 2
Unlawfully take more than 10 abalone 2
Publishing or distributing prohibited visual recording 2
Dishonestly use a registration label to create false impression vehicle was registered 2
Use a Carriage Service to Harass Another Person 2
Application upon Breach of Undertaking 2
Fail to comply with direction to stop 2
Drive motor vehicle while consuming liquor 2
Application - Vary Restraint Order 2
Observation or recording in breach of privacy 2
Indecent Language in public place 2
Use a motor vehicle with no premium cover 2
Stealing ... (special case) 2
Fail to carry Australian driver licence 2
Fail to comply with Notice of Demand 2
Drive whilst not the holder of a driver licence or exemption 2
Pervert the course of Justice 2
Application for forfeiture of vehicle 2
Aggravated Burglary 2
Maintain sexual relationship with a young person 2
Fail to comply with witness summons 2
Fail to Drive to the Left of the Central Traffic Island of Roundabout 2
Fail Breath Analysis 2
Unlawfully use dangerous article in a public place 2
Obstruct the path of another driver 2
Possess firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category 2
Refuse to submit to taking of blood sample 2
Fail to keep left on two-way road - (Without dividing line) 2
Making off without payment 2
Exceed Parking Meter Limit 2
Aggravated Robbery 2
Oral application for Disposal of Property 2
Fail to carry measuring device while taking abalone 2
Drive whilst driver unlicensed 2
Permit Passenger Aged Over 6 Months But Under 4 Years To Be Unrestrained (Child Restraint) 2
Drive without reasonable consideration for other road users 2
Supplying controlled drug. (minor offence) 2
Improper use of Emergency Call Service 2
Fail to answer summons to witness 2
Interfering with a witness 2
Destroy or injure property 2
Fail direction or requirement to undergo breath test 2
Drive with Prescribed Illicit Drug in Blood 2
Drive whilst driver licence is suspended 2
Use vehicle in contravention of vehicle standards - requirement for brakes on motor vehicle 2

Data coverage is from Monday, 2 Jan 2006 to Monday, 30 Mar 2020